The Wind Turbine
Maintenance & Operations Update
Ex Place turbine maintenance completed on schedule; generating power. Read more in the maintenance section of this site.
Availability Tops 94% in 2009, 2010
The Ex Place turbine achieved excellent availability in 2009 and 2010, with the turbine producing clean wind power for over 94% of operational time. This resulted in a total output of approximately 1 million kWh (kilowatt hours) per year of clean wind power being fed into the local electricity grid.
WindShare's Ex Place turbine has had an enormous impact on Canadas wind industry. Its construction and widespread community support made it the perfect tool for the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association to successfully promote major policy changes in Ontario. These changes now make it easier for co-operatives and community groups to develop renewable energy projects.
The Ex Place turbine
Annually the ExPlace turbine generates, on average, the electricity needs of about 100 homes for a year.
The turbine production capacity helps displace up to 408 tonnes of carbon annually, which is the equivalent of taking 82 cars off the road each year.
The Ex Place turbine was constructed in December 2002. The turbine stands 30 stories tall at the foot of the Dufferin Gate entrance of Exhibition Place, visible to hundreds of thousands of commuters driving into Torontos downtown via Lakeshore Boulevard and the Gardiner Expressway every day.
More power production data is available in our Members section.